Project John Begins!

So, I’ve been working on JGFIT TV for quite a while now, and came to a realization yesterday that I want to up my game and look and feel much better.  It was after reviewing some footage for a Connect the Dots episode.   “Yikes!” I said (and maybe a few other words as well).  I have many events and big moments coming up, and I want to look and feel my absolute best!

Anyway, as part of our lead up to the launch of JGFIT TV, I’ve decided to take you behind the scenes, so you can follow along on my journey to get the best body this 53 year old is capable of.  My goal is to lose between 10-15 pounds of fat and gain, at least, 5 pounds of muscle by the IDEA World Fitness Conference which begins July 15.  Not only am I presenting at IDEA World, but we’ll also have a booth to promote the launch of JGFIT TV.  Of course, I’d like to see progress sooner than later, so I’m going to hit it hard starting today –  March 11.

I thought I’d invite you along for the ride.  I’m going to post a video and written blog here on our website.  I’ll post behind the scenes photos (you won’t see anywhere else).  I’ll post my daily workouts as well.   So if you want to do it with me, you can.  I’ll also post what I’m eating on Myfitnesspal every day.  If you friend me, you’ll be able to follow along.  I plan on posting everything – the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I’m also going to post my current stats: body weight, % body fat, and circumference measurements (did I mention I’m not happy with where I am right now – yea – not really looking forward to posting that info).  But, I believe that this may be inspiring to some of you out there and I also know that accountability (to myself and also to you) will help keep me on track as well.

So please follow my blog and I look forward to sharing great results with you and showing you some really fun back stage stuff as we get ready for our HUGE JGFIT TV launch coming in just a couple of months!

Check out my first Video Journal entry at

Here’s what I’ve been up to today:

30-minute Strength Circuit
Round 1-3
30 Squats
20 Alternating Lunges Back
15 Push-ups
12 TRX Back Row
Round 4-6
20 Med Ball Squats
10 Med Ball Woodchoppers (each side)
12 TRX Back Row with feet on a Step
15 Push-ups with feet on a Step

7am – 4pm
Taught class, walked the dogs (1 hour), shot videos for JGFIT TV, blogged.
Adam and John at work march11 Squirel


Get ready for a dinner up in LA with friends.

5 Responses to Project John Begins!

  1. suzanne March 11, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    Following you story. Project John.

    • johngarey March 11, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

      Thanks Suzanne! it’s going to be lots of fun!

  2. johngarey March 11, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    I added a 30 minute Indo-Row Cardio session just now to my day. When you find time, fill it with positive things! You’d be surprised at how quickly they add up!

  3. Olivia March 11, 2015 at 7:56 pm #


    Like you I am not satisfied with where I am at. As a fitness professional I aim to represent the best version of myself by putting myself through some of the regimens I prescribe for my clients.
    As a competitive distance runner I often struggle with optimizing nutrition without negatively impacted performance and so have decided to better research and then guinea pig myself to determine the optimum approach for me.
    I am documenting my process and would like to be as brave as you and totally put myself out there and be vulnerable about being a professional and …well being human. I love that you are doing this and you have provided me some much needed encouragement to do the same.

    Go John!

    • johngarey March 12, 2015 at 7:15 am #

      Thank you Olivia for the comment. I look forward to hearing your story as we do this together. Everyone’s journey is different and sharing our journeys with our clients helps them to realize that it’s possible for them too. In short, it’s inspiring and that is part of our mission for JGFIT TV. FIT stands for Fun, Inspiring, Training. Please continue to keep me posted! Let’s do this!

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